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Travel Notes: Sept. 9, 2012

By Staff reports

Krishna color

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. -- The Hare Krishnas will host their first Festival of Colors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Palace of Gold.

Every two hours during the all-day party, there will be a unified "color throwing," where brightly colored organic chalk is thrown into the air in a tradition dating back thousands of years in India.

According to a news release, the festival, traditionally held in spring, celebrates the theme of Unity in Diversity, and is an opportunity for people to experience joy and to throw their worries to the wind.

The Festival of Colors is neither religious nor secular; it is a gathering of people united in the desire to celebrate life. There will be live music and a gourmet vegetarian meal. The festival package includes the meal, five color bags and a festival T-shirt.

New Vrindaban, home of the Palace of Gold, is located at 3759 McCreary's Ridge Road, Moundsville.

Adaland Heritage Days

PHILIPPI, W.Va. -- The historical Adaland Mansion, near Philippi, will celebrate Heritage Day from 11 a.m. from 5 p.m. Sept. 22 with bluegrass music, performances by the Mountain State Cloggers and tours of the house and barn.

Other activities scheduled include weaving and spinning and carding at the barn, sale of Barbour County Community Garden Market produce and sample tasting.

The event is free. For more information, call 304-457-2415 or visit Adaland at www.adaland.org.

Indie music fest

LOGAN, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Independent Music Festival will showcase a variety of music genres Sept. 22 at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater in Logan State Park.

Bands scheduled to perform include BobaFlex (hard rock), Byzantine (metal), Split Nixon (alternative rock) and Talk is Cheap (pop punk).

Tickets start at $12 and may be purchased online at www.wvimf.com.

World's Fair designs

PITTSBURGH -- The Carnegie Museum of Art will stage an exhibition of decorative arts that were first shown at world's fairs.

"Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939" will display more than 200 art objects -- jewelry, furniture, ceramics, textiles -- that were created with the latest aesthetics and techniques of their times.

The exhibit will show from Oct. 13 to Feb. 24 at the museum, 4400 Forbes Ave., in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh.


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